Luigi Lucioni (Italian/American, 1900-1988) landscape painting of Mount Mansfield, VT and Stowe Valley. Dated 1931. Oil on canvas. Size: 18 inches X 27 inches. Signed and dated in lower left. Excellent condition and recently cleaned, with very minor restoration. Presented in a modern, carved gold leaf frame. An early and important landscape by this noted Vermont painter. From the vantage point of a rocky outcrop, the viewer overlooks a Vermont farmhouse and barn complex. In the middle ground, a patchwork of hayfields and distant farms leads the eye to the imposing profile of Mount Mansfield in the distance. This canvas is one of the most important works by this artist in private ownership. Luigi Lucioni was a noted painter and engraver. Born in northern Italy, he emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1911 and settled in N. Bergen, New Jersey. He studied at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design in New York and exhibited widely at the Penn. Academy of Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute and at other fine galleries and institutions. He maintained a studio in Washington Square in NYC until 1945. He is best known for his realistic detailed still life paintings and many landscape etchings. Beginning in 1929, he spent part of every year in Manchester Depot, Vermont, where he loved to paint red barns and white birch trees.